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Varun Singireddy

Varun Singireddy

Varun Singireddy
Varun Singireddy

Assistant Professor
Digital Animation and Game Design
School of Digital Media
Phone: (231) 591-2730
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Interactive Design and Game Development
  • MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Interactive Design and Game Development, Game Design and Development
  • Bachelors of Multimedia, BMM, International Academy of Computer Graphics, Game Development
  • BA, International Academy of Computer Graphics, Game Development

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Internship, Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, United States

Biography

Varun Singireddy is a creative designer who is surging with passion toward games, design and programming. Driven by solving puzzles and logic all his life, he builds resources that contain a variety of solutions to design and code. After completing his Bachelors degree in Multimedia specializing in Game Development, Varun started his career as a Programmer in TAGStudio, Hyderabad, India. With a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interactive Design and Game Development from Savannah College of Art and Design, focusing on Behavioral Skill Trees, a method to reward players for their play-styles, he pursues to learn and adapt to the evolving industry standards. Flooding with energy, he inspires and motivates students, helping them learn creative solutions and build unique content. During summers of 2014-2016, Varun conducted several game design and non-digital game design workshops in the International Academy of Computer Graphics, Hyderabad, India.

As an instructor, Varun strongly believes that "experience impacts learning", and motivational factors that promote the experience are games! He designs gamified experiences in his courses that engage students in playing a game, while they learn. Varun now lives in Big Rapids teaching full time at Ferris State University. He teaches Interaction Design, Programming, and Level Design courses.

Presentations

  • Lecture
    Bourcier, K. R. (Presenter), Singireddy, V. (Presenter), ITLC Lilly Online Conference, "Integrating Bots in Discord to Engage Students in Online Courses," Lilly Conferences, Online, (December 4, 2020).
  • Presentation
    Singireddy, V., Bourcier, K. R., Lilly Virtual Conference 2020, "Integrating Bots in Discord to Engage Students in Online Courses," (November 30, 2020).